ROUGHWOOD/EFN EXCLUSIVE. 'Minsk Early', or 'Minskiy Ranniy', is one of the earliest tomatoes you'll ever find. We eat them by the handful come July. Picked at peak ripeness, this small to medium-sized tomato has a lovely sweet-tart flavor and a pleasant texture. It's very productive too. Do not confuse with 'Orange Minsk,' a completely different heirloom: 'Minsk Early' is bright red. Grown ecologically in New Jersey by the Experimental Farm Network.